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New Howard Board of Education members seek collaboration
New Howard Board of Education members seek collaboration

Over the past year, the Howard County Board of Education has endured an ugly contract negotiation dispute with its teachers union and twice passed resolutions stating it was displeased with one of its own members. With two new board members and two incumbents set to be sworn in for a four-year term Dec. 1, it's fair to wonder whether some of those troubles from 2014 will extend into 2015. Newcomers Bess Altwerger and Christine O'Connor will join incumbents Sandie French and Cindy Vaillancourt behind the dais next week after the four prevailed in the Nov. 4 general election. As the two newcomers join the seven-member Board of Education, a board overseeing one of the...

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